Porsche 997.2 Carrera

The 2009 and up Porsche Carrera is a big change over previous models. The new 911 has switched from a Bosch ECU to now running a Siemens SDI system. The transmission can be had in a standard 6 speed manual or the new PDK transmission to complete with the GTR, M3, and others. VRTuned has spent time engineering and developing software for the new DFI cars and is one of the only tuners in the world that can offer an ECU flash via the OBDII port. With some additional programming to adjust the cars timing and air fuel mixtures, VRTuned is able to gain performance on both the 3.6L and the 3.8L 911.

3.6L Stock Power – 345HP and 288ft/lbs
Tuned Power – 362HP and 304ft/lbs
Tuned w/Exhaust – 375HP and 316ft/lbs
3.8L Stock Power – 385HP and 310ft/lbs
Tuned Power – 405HP and 328ft/lbs
Tuned w/Exhaust – 421HP and 341ft/lbs

VRTuned flashes the 997.2 Carrera through the OBDII port of the car. With their Flasher Client software, they are reading a full 1mb of the file to completely tune the ECU. Other companies claim to be able to do this, but are only read 128kb and making global changes. The ECU flash will alter your fuel and timing maps to give you a very linear increase over stock. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat or straight pipe exhaust systems, VRTuned raises the O2 levels which will remove the possibility of having a CEL from this type of exhaust. Once the car is flashed, the low end torque and throttle response will be much improved. The mid-range of the RPM band will feel stronger as well. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 997.2 Carrera even more fun then it was originally. Since warranty is always a concern, VRTuned also provides you with your original file. With this original file you can flash your car back to stock at any point. If you go to the dealer, there will be nothing visible through the Porsche PIWIS system. VRTuned can program your vehicle no matter what country you are from or what octane you use. We have different maps for those running 91 octane or 93 octane and higher.

What are the benefits/functions of going with VRTuned compared to the competition?

  • VRTuned does not require the removal of your ECU from the car. There is no down time at all.
  • Your car can be flashed at your convenience from the comfort of your own garage.
  • VRTuned reflashing is done via a Client Cable that is connected to the OBDII port. The customer simply plugs the cable into the car and reads the file with a laptop per the instructions with the cable. Once the file is downloaded, it is emailed to the VRTuned secure server where the file is tuned and then emailed back to the client. The client simply uploads the file and they are done. Total process is about 1 hour.
  • Reflashing is done according to the vehicles octane level of pump gas and modifications are taken into account (Intake, Headers, Exhaust) to enhance power gains.
If you have any questions about the Porsche 997.2 Carrera ECU Flash, please contact us using our Support Page.

About The Author

Dan Mermelstein - Co-Owner, Blogger, Porsche Enthusiast, VRTuned Marketing and Technical Support. Available to make your car faster!

4 Responses

  1. Rayan

    i have 5 questions :

    1 what do you mean by w/Exhaust what kind of Exhaust ?

    2 dose it have side effect on the car ?

    3 is it ok if i use 95 octane ?

    4 $1295 is it including the cable ?

    5 how many hours power dose the flashing gang ?

    • VRTuned.com

      Any aftermarket performance exhaust system with mufflers and/or x-pipe. Our Agency Power unit is very popular exhaust for the Porsche Carrera. There is absolutely no side affect to flash a Carrera. We also provide you with your stock file so you can flash back to stock. 95octane or 95ron? 95ron is equilvalent to 91octane and we do tune for that. If you have 95octane, even better. The $1295 price does not include the cable, however we generally throw it in for our customers at no charge :). We have dynoed the 3.8L and it is about 20HP. But the overall driveability, improved throttle response, and harder top end pull is dramatic! If you ready to order please do so online or call us 4809663040 x222

  2. Mako Rivera

    I have a carrera 4S 2009 with headres. ,mufflers and K&N filters.How much hp will gain with your computer reflashing??

    • VRTuned.com

      The VRTuned flash is a excellent upgrade for the Porsche Carrera. In fact besides the Turbo gains, the Carrera is a huge favorite with the improved driveability. We have dynoed the 3.8L and it is about 20HP. But the overall driveability, improved throttle response, and harder top end pull is dramatic! If you ready to order please do so online or call us 4809663040 x222

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